Best of: Coffee on Campus

JavaStop is located on the second floor of the Memorial Union with a second location in the Valley Library called Java II.

Lizzy Wiegers, News Contributor


At JavaStop, students, faculty and other visitors can expect a consistently good cup of coffee as well as fun and inviting vibes, according to Erin Carter, manager of JavaStop. These are the main things that set it apart from other coffee shops on campus. All the coffee comes from Portland Roasting Coffee. 

“The roastery is located in Portland, but they source directly from farmers in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Africa to name a few,” Carter said. “They strive to build relationships with the coffee farmers as well as the communities.” 

PRC does training at JavaStop, as well as ongoing trainings at their facility that baristas can participate in, according to Carter. This allows the cafe to have baristas who make excellent coffee and care about the drinks they make. They keep things fresh by offering both specialty and seasonal drinks, Carter added. 

“We, along with our MURFS (MU Retail and Food Services) sister locations, do a monthly drink special as well as the holiday specialties like pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas and eggnog lattes,” Carter said. 

Those who go to JavaStop can get more than just a cup of coffee, or tea. 

“The vibe at Java stop is fun and inviting,” Carter said, “We have comfy soft seating for relaxing and visiting, as well as tables for meetings or homework. Most of the time you will find our Java stop staff in the café even when they aren’t working.”

JavaStop is located on the second floor of the MU, right by the lounge. It’s open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

A second location, called Java II, is located on the first floor of the Valley Library. This location is open Monday to Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-10 p.m.

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